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Grand Slam 2012

RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam 2012

Wales's victory over France on the final day of the 2012 RBS Six Nations delivered an 11th Grand Slam on the back of a 20th Triple Crown three weeks earlier.

The campaign began with a stunning 21-23 victory over Ireland at the Aviva Stadium when Leigh Halfpenny banged over a late penalty to use Wales' get out of jail card for the tournament.

Ireland appeared to have grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck when Bradley Davies was yellow carded for a tip tackle. Tommy Bowe scored a try to put Ireland in control while Davies was off the park.

But George North scored in the corner to bring Wales to within a point. With the seconds ticking away, Stephen Ferris was sin binned for a debatable tip tackle on Ian Evans. Halfpenny showed nerves of steel to bang over the winning penalty.

The second round of the championship was more routine with Wales romping to a 27-13 win over Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.

All Wales' points were scored by Cardiff Blues players with Alex Cuthbert slicing over while Leigh Halfpenny added a brace along with three conversions and two penalties for a personal haul of 22 points.

Fortress Twickenham was stormed 12-19 with Scott Williams turning the game in the visitors favour with a brilliant piece of individualism. Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Farrell had levelled the scores 12-12 with their boots before Williams stripped rampaging England lock Courtney Lawes of the ball before kicking ahead and winning the race to the ball to score close to the posts to leave the Twickenham crowd stunned as Wales picked up the Triple Crown.

Phase four was completed with a routine 24-3 triumph over Italy before Wales claimed their 11th Grand Slam with a breathless 16-9 win over France at the Millennium Stadium.

Alex Cuthbert scored the only try of the match to secure Wales their third grand slam since 2005.

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